The global IPO market declined by 31%

    In the first quarter of 2015, 252 transactions worth $ 38.2 billion were concluded in the global IPO market. Thus, the number of transactions decreased by 4% compared to the same period of 2014, and their amount decreased by 19%. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, the number of transactions decreased by 31%. This was reported by Ernst & Young in the analytical report “Global IPO Trends: 2015 Q1” .


    Ernst & Young analysts call these changes a “natural pause”. Last year’s activity led to a slowdown in the US market in the first quarter of 2015. Activity in the primary public offering market in 2014 was the highest since 2000, and now the market needs to “digest” its results, especially in sectors such as biotechnology and science .

    The most significant was the slowdown in the US market, it was inferior to the Asia-Pacific and EMEIA regions both in the number of transactions and in the volume of capital.

    The total amount of capital raised in the EMEIA region (Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India) amounted to $ 16.8 billion, and placements of $ 3.4 billion were made on the London Stock Exchange. The number of transactions in the region amounted to 67.

    On the market in the Asia-Pacific region, 145 transactions were conducted in the amount of $ 15.6 billion.

    In the United States, 38 transactions were made for $ 5.6 billion - the figures decreased significantly compared to the first quarter of 2014, when 71 transactions for $ 12 billion were conducted.

    Analysts regard this situation as temporary. Quarterly indicators of the number of transactions and their volume decreased, but the number of companies preparing for listings increased. Companies from all sectors are preparing to enter the market, according to Ernst & Young.

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